Ald. Thomas Lewis Mayor of Bangor 1885-1887

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Ald. Thomas Lewis Mayor of Bangor 1885-1887

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Ald. Thomas Lewis Mayor of Bangor 1885-1887

I am tryihg to find out more about Thomas Lewis, my great grandfather. My grandfather being his son, Arthur Griffith Lewis.

Could you help in any way please? Maybe you have some record of his time as Mayor?

Jane Tobitt

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Ald. Thomas Lewis (1830-1922) was a native of Pentraeth, Anglesey and attended at Beaumaris Grammar School. At 13 he was apprentice to Meshach Roberts, Chemist, completing his studies in Dublin 4 years later. In 1850 Thomas returned to Bangor setting up business at 315 High Street.

315 High Street (no longer exists)
http://www.bangorcivicsociety.org.uk/pages/hisso/dev01/sc42.htm

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=bangor&sll=53.282074,-4.216025&sspn=0.008544,0.02753&gl=uk&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Bangor,+Gwynedd,+United+Kingdom&ll=53.228386,-4.122941&spn=0.00096,0.006883&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.228323,-4.122853&panoid=Hegexwj99I75KNhZSdafMQ&cbp=12,313.94,,0,-2.65

His business interests included selling of groceries (http://n2.nabble.com/Lewis-s-tp2293831p2293831.html) and flour and in 1870 he established a flour mill known as the Snowflake Flour Mill (http://n2.nabble.com/Thomas-Lewis-Co-Millers-tp2307902p2307902.html) one of the first steam driven flour mills in the area. Thomas built a pier/jetty in the Garth area, to assist in the landing of grain for the mill from Liverpool (http://www.bangorcivicsociety.org.uk/pages/hisso/i3.htm).

He became deacon of the Horeb Welsh Methodist Chapel, and was a circuit steward for 50 years. He was elected to posts on the Burial Board, Board of Guardians, School Board and Local Health Board, becoming Chair in 1880 on the retirement of Lord Penrhyn, a post he held during the typhoid epidemic.

Thomas served as Mayor 1885 - 1887, erecting and presenting the town clock to the city (1887)
http://www.bangorcivicsociety.org.uk/pages/listedindex/1%20%2848%29.htm

He was appointed Justice of the Peace, and Chairman of the Bangor Bench of Magistrates for many years. He was an active member of the Caernarfonshire Council and held the post of High Sheriff. He was made an honorary foreman of the borough in 1907 in recognition of his devotion to the community.

He lived in a property called Garthewen in Bangor, now part of the University Estate

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Image - City of Bangor - Proclamation of H.M. King Edward VII, read by Thomas Lewis, Esq., High Sheriff and Henry Lewis, Esq., Mayor, 28 January, 1901.
http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/DATRhagorolNET/RhestrEitem.aspx?iaith=en&rhif_archif=12&rhif_rhiant=56334&maint_testun=100&cyferbyniad=

Image - pg83 Bangor 1883-1983 A Study in Municipal Government

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Lots more...

Recommended Book:
Bangor 1883-1983 A Study in Municipal Government, Peter Ellis Jones (1986) isbn 0-7083-0909-7

Recommended Link:
Gwynedd Archives (Online Search)
http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/DATRhagorolNET/Chwilio.aspx?iaith=en
Jane Jane
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Thank you so much for all the very information!  It is extremely helpful indeed.
Robin Lewis Robin Lewis
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Dear Jane,

I am Thomas Lewis' great great grandson via his son Thomas Charles Lewis.

I could let you have copies of phots of both if you wish, along with a photo of one of the company's steam lorries.

please feel free to email me at:

rlewis@st-philips.com

All the best,

Robin Lewis
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Snowdon Flake Flour Mills Delivery Truck~Thomas Lewis Millers~Bangor~1907





Very interesting researched pieced on the Snowdon Flake Flour Mill...
DD2012_021.pdf
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Hi Robin hope you don't mind, reposting these here....